Sawyer Lake Trail

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Sawyer Lake Trail #1926

This trail is a gradual to moderate hike for the entire distance. You will find yourself traveling through thick forest, opening up into several meadows where elk and deer are occasionally spotted. Remember to camp 100 ft. from the lake.

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Sawyer Lake Trail is within the Hunter Frying Pan Wilderness, pleaseeducate yourself about Wilderness Ethics and rules.* DOGS MUST BE LEASHED out of consideration for both other people and wildlife.
Closest Towns: Basalt
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet

Directions: From Carbondale travel east on Hwy 82 to Basalt, turn left at the stoplight and follow the Fryingpan River Road for 28 miles. Take a right turn (south) on Road #504 at the Norrie Colony sign. Follow this gravel road until it dead ends at the Sawyer Lake trailhead just past the second pond.


  • Trail Measurement: 4.7 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 391610N
  • Compass Longitude: 1063855W
  • Numeric Latitude: 39.2694314
  • Numeric Longitude: -106.6486447
  • Elevation in Meters: 2,865 to 3,353
  • Elevation in Feet: 9,400 to 11,000

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    4.7 Miles
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  • Elevation in Feet
    9,400 to 11,000
  • Elevation in Meters
    2,865 to 3,353
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